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See you this weekend at the Maker Faire Bay Area!

The Maker Faire Bay Area is this weekend (May 19 & 20th) at the San Mateo County Event Center.

I’ll be in the Maker Shed selling Geiger Counter kits. I’ll be doing a demo on Saturday at 6PM in the Shed and will also be giving a presentation about finding radioactivity in everyday objects on the Make: Demo stage in Expo Hall on Sunday at 2PM.

Stop by and say hello!

Maker Faire Bay Area 2009: Call for Makers

Guess what?  The Maker Faire Bay Area 2009 Call for Makers is now online!

The Maker Faire will take place on May 30th and 31st this year at the San Mateo Expo Center (the same location as previous years).

Being in the Faire is an amazing experience.  Last year I showed off my techniques for building wiring harnesses and met many cool and interesting people.  Makers also get free admission to some special events surrounding the Faire including workshops and performances.

If you have an idea but you’re not sure how to present it or if it’s right for the Faire, come to the Make:SF meeting on Feb 8th and get help from other local Makers!

Proposals are due by March 31st.  There is still plenty of time to finish up that project you’ve been working on and submit it to the Faire!

The Crucible’s Gifty Art Sale this Weekend

Crucible Holiday Gift Sale

The Crucible is having their annual Gifty Art Sale this weekend (December 13th -14th) from 10AM to 4PM.

The Crucible is an industrial arts school in West Oakland where you can take classes in welding, machine shop, neon sign construction, glassblowing, beads, and fire performance.  I took the machine shop class there last year and absolutely loved it.

The Crucible also puts on an event every year called the Fire Arts Festival which is part carnival, part outdoor theater, part Burning Man, and part fiery, burning chaos.  Check it out next year if you haven’t seen it before, it is definitely one of the Bay Area’s top ten events of the year.